The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 663 709 615
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 222 184 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 177 153 150
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,600 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 209 £48,500 +7.77% 14
London +55 110 £48,500 -3.00% 5
South East -15 37 £50,000 +17.64% 3
City of London +20 29 £52,500 -2.77% 1
East of England +5 29 £50,000 +11.11%
Berkshire +11 20 £60,000 +37.14% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 16 £50,000 +8.69%
North West -6 15 £42,500 -9.57% 3
Reading +3 13 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -1 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -1 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cheshire -7 10 £42,500 -9.57% 1
Leeds -9 10 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South Wales -16 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Wales -19 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Warrington -3 7 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Hertfordshire -9 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Cardiff - 6 £42,500 - 1
Essex - 6 £50,000 -
Docklands, London +2 5 - -
Manchester +2 5 £32,000 -36.00% 1
Surrey -11 5 £47,500 +22.58% 1
South West -11 5 £49,500 +10.00% 1
Cambridge - 5 - -
Brentwood - 5 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £60,000 -
Kent 0 3 £50,000 +132.55%
Hampshire -19 3 £40,000 -16.23%
Chester - 3 £65,000 -
Marlow - 3 - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 451 (94.75%) Network Security
2 380 (79.83%) Cisco
3 358 (75.21%) Firewall
4 293 (61.55%) Cisco Certification
5 254 (53.36%) CheckPoint
6 212 (44.54%) CCNP
7 202 (42.44%) Juniper
8 143 (30.04%) F5
9 142 (29.83%) Cisco ASA
10 139 (29.20%) VPN
11 135 (28.36%) CCNA
12 107 (22.48%) WAN
13 101 (21.22%) TCP/IP
14 97 (20.38%) SSL
15 93 (19.54%) LAN
16 92 (19.33%) Security Cleared
17 84 (17.65%) Windows
18 82 (17.23%) Linux
19 79 (16.60%) BGP
20 76 (15.97%) Microsoft
21 73 (15.34%) Finance
22 68 (14.29%) OSPF
23 67 (14.08%) EIGRP
24 65 (13.66%) Blue Coat
24 65 (13.66%) SC Cleared
25 63 (13.24%) CCSE
26 62 (13.03%) CISSP
27 60 (12.61%) Fortinet
28 56 (11.76%) SIEM
29 51 (10.71%) DNS

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.84%) IaaS
2 2 (0.42%) PaaS
2 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 451 (94.75%) Network Security
2 358 (75.21%) Firewall
3 142 (29.83%) Cisco ASA
4 139 (29.20%) VPN
5 107 (22.48%) WAN
6 101 (21.22%) TCP/IP
7 97 (20.38%) SSL
8 93 (19.54%) LAN
9 79 (16.60%) BGP
10 68 (14.29%) OSPF
11 67 (14.08%) EIGRP
12 51 (10.71%) DNS
13 49 (10.29%) Wireshark
14 44 (9.24%) Wireless
15 42 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
15 42 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
15 42 (8.82%) MPLS
16 39 (8.19%) Junos
17 38 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 34 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
General
1 73 (15.34%) Finance
2 23 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.15%) Law
4 13 (2.73%) Games
5 10 (2.10%) Multimedia
6 8 (1.68%) Banking
7 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.05%) Advertising
9 4 (0.84%) Retail
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.47%) SOAP
2 3 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.21%) CSS
3 1 (0.21%) JSP
3 1 (0.21%) Middleware
3 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 16 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.10%) Hedge funds
5 9 (1.89%) PKI
6 7 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.26%) SecurID
8 5 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.63%) IPTV
11 2 (0.42%) Statistics
11 2 (0.42%) Open Source
11 2 (0.42%) RMADS
12 1 (0.21%) Replication
12 1 (0.21%) AVVID
12 1 (0.21%) Clustering
12 1 (0.21%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 84 (17.65%) Windows
2 82 (17.23%) Linux
3 39 (8.19%) UNIX
4 21 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (3.99%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.52%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.26%) Android
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (11.76%) SIEM
2 44 (9.24%) Information Security
3 40 (8.40%) ITIL
4 39 (8.19%) Load Balancing
5 36 (7.56%) Problem Management
6 29 (6.09%) Change Management
7 26 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (4.62%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (4.41%) Network Design
9 21 (4.41%) Project Management
9 21 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (4.41%) Cyber Security
10 18 (3.78%) Network Management
11 16 (3.36%) Migration
12 11 (2.31%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.31%) Security Architecture
13 10 (2.10%) Line Management
14 9 (1.89%) Database Security
14 9 (1.89%) Risk Management
15 8 (1.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.88%) SQL
2 19 (3.99%) Perl
3 15 (3.15%) Shell Script
4 12 (2.52%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.52%) Python
5 7 (1.47%) Ruby
6 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.42%) C
8 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 293 (61.55%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (44.54%) CCNP
3 135 (28.36%) CCNA
4 92 (19.33%) Security Cleared
5 65 (13.66%) SC Cleared
6 63 (13.24%) CCSE
7 62 (13.03%) CISSP
8 49 (10.29%) CCSA
9 45 (9.45%) CCIE
10 32 (6.72%) Degree
11 31 (6.51%) JNCIS
12 24 (5.04%) CCDP
13 17 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (3.36%) JNCIA
15 15 (3.15%) CCSP
16 12 (2.52%) CISM
17 11 (2.31%) CEH
18 7 (1.47%) CCDA
18 7 (1.47%) A+ Certification
19 6 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.15%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.68%) SLA
4 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.94%) Snort
4 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.42%) UAG
5 2 (0.42%) Firmware
5 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.05%) Nessus
5 4 (0.84%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.42%) SCCM
6 2 (0.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.21%) Cacti
7 1 (0.21%) OpenView
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 380 (79.83%) Cisco
2 254 (53.36%) CheckPoint
3 202 (42.44%) Juniper
4 143 (30.04%) F5
5 76 (15.97%) Microsoft
6 65 (13.66%) Blue Coat
7 60 (12.61%) Fortinet
8 44 (9.24%) VMware
9 38 (7.98%) McAfee
10 32 (6.72%) HP
11 27 (5.67%) Nokia
12 24 (5.04%) Citrix
13 19 (3.99%) Riverbed
14 16 (3.36%) Symantec
14 16 (3.36%) NetScout
15 15 (3.15%) Brocade
16 14 (2.94%) SolarWinds
16 14 (2.94%) Splunk
17 13 (2.73%) Websense
18 12 (2.52%) SonicWALL
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